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sandy's devastating effects along the east coast? >> an entire region remains crippled and hurting tonight. >> the credit on the scene of disaster in new jersey, and gets high marks from a political foe. >> the president has been all over this, and he deserves great credit. >> what more should the federal government do to get life back to normal in the storm zone? and should more attention be paid to a changing climate impact on the severity of these storms >>> plus, the final sprint of the campaign. can the president's midwestern firewall hold in mitt romney's efforts to expand the battleground map? we cover it all this morning with the architect of the president's re-election campaign, white house senior adviser david plouffe. and majority leader of the house, republican congressman from battleground virginia eric cantor. >>> also, our new head-to-head numbers in our poll and a primer on each side's path to 270. our political director chuck todd. >>> and then what issues mattered most in the campaign, like jobs? new jobless numbers out just days before the vote. and romney's reli
days -- to deal with hurricane sandy and he was praised for your that. why did he decide to go campaigning in las vegas within hours after four americans were killed in benghazi, in a terror attack. >> chris, as i said, immediately hen word of the attack came, the president was meeting with his top national security folks, talking to them, well into the night. he was in touch with them, during the day, as -- during the next day as well. so, there is no question about the fact that he was focused on this. >> chri but, why did he feel he could campaign within hours after a terror attack? >> well, everything... everything was put in motion, that he could put in motion, everything, every conversation that needed to be had was being had between him and his top national security officials. >> chris: let's turn to the election. here's the latest real clear politics map based on an average of recent polls. let's put it up on e screen. it shows states solid or leading obama and we put them all in blue with 201 electoral votes, states solid and leaning romney in red, 191 votes and 11 sta
. and then hurricane sandy hit. on tuesday romney will try to unseat an incumbent president, he's trying to knock a party out of power after just one term. while the president is targeting each part of his coalition with a handful of small arguments, romney is counting on winning the large one. >> he made a lot of promises, but those promises he couldn't keep. and the difference between us, he made promises he couldn't keep, i'm making promises i have kept and i will keep them for the american people. >> so where does that leave us? the two campaigns believe passionately in two different realities. the president obama campaign believes the countries demographics have changed the etor roert in your favor. the romney campaign believes you have the momentum to swing over. it's possible we are headed for a 50/50 split. it all comes down to nine states or seven or five? whatever the result. polarization is hardening. the house has changed hands three times in the last two decades. two of those times have been in the last six years. red states are getting redder and blue states are getting bluer. the e
, there is pure devastation in the after math of hurricane sandy. they are talk being surges we have not seen before. >> with each hour the full scope of sandy's detruction is becoming clearer. >> the level of destruction on the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> nothing. i done have anything or anywhere to go. i don't have clothes. >> we have water or electricity all of the food didn't expect it to be that bad and not to see homes off of thation. >> witnesses said the clouds gloge red can as the fire tore through the hope necessary breezy point. >> my parents lived here 40 years and it is unbelievable. sorry. >> look at >> i meany so many sights are plind bogling. >> folks had to wait to fill up in many cases in lines that stretch for miles that is hard to watch. our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers go to all of those people in the northeast who are adversely affected by hurricane sandy. and we are within hours, of election dape. record numbers have early voted including me. i voted wednesday and so there is nothing that a cand date can do to my vote. but the campaign will continue until th
. >>> the victims of hurricane sandy, you can bet that the election is not top in their minds. but there are plenty of determined voters. national correspondent susan candiotti is very hard hit. what measures are being taken to try and make sure that people there are able to vote? >> well, the first thing i can tell you, fred is that more than 143,000 people just in this one bourough alone will not be going to the usual polling places that they are used to. here's why. just take a look around. i am right now walking on a boardwalk. a chunk of a boardwalk that is running 90 degrees perpendicular to where it used to be, behind me, running along the ocean. huge chunks of a boardwalk that has broken up and is now running down side streets of new york. homes here along the water front, due to flooding, people on their own have dragged all this out to the street. they have no power, look at these power lines down here. and they have to figure out how they are going to vote. nevertheless, people tell us, they're trying to do it. the board of elections is running generators out to a lot of the new polling
hurricane sandy. a new jersey election officials announced voters displaced by the storm will be able to vote via e-mail or fax. right now, joining me today, josh barrel, columnist for view. joy reed, managing editor of our sister website, the grio.com. my boss where she is editor and publisher and rob herbert. it's great to have you all back at the table. well, in case you haven't noticed, we are two days away from the election. polls suggest the president is holding a small, but significant lead in key states. a poll has president obama up five points in that state and two new nbc news polls have the president leading by six points in ohio and two in florida. the polls in these key states relatively stable over the last few weeks. it seems there's little persuading left to do. both sides agree on what is going to decide the campaign. that's turnout. they touted his party's get out to vote. >> we are far ahead of where we were in 2008. we are going to be -- you know, our ground game is better than their ground game. we are going to do more voter contacts this year than all of 2008 an
with hurricane sandy and he was praised for that. why did he decide to go campaigning in las vegas hours after four americans were killed in benghazi in a terror attack? >> as i said, immediately, when word of the attack came the president was meeting with the top national security folks and talking with them well into the night and in touch with them during the next day there is no question is he was focused on this. >>chris: why did he feel he could campaign hours after a terror attack? >> everything was put in motion that he could put in motion every conversation that needed to be had was being had between him and his top national security officials. now, states solid or leaning obama we have in blue with 201 electoral votes and leaning romney in red with 191 votes and 11 toss up states with 146 votes and romney is in pennsylvania today where the polls have him counsel -- down four points but their campaign says he has a real shot. >> they understand they are in deep trouble. they is tried to expand the map because they know in a state like ohio where they have to win, no republican has eve
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